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There's a thread on the Copenhagen metro but I couldn't find any thread about mass transit in the eastern part of the Öresund Metropolitan Area; Malmö.

On Sunday (12/12-2010) a new train tunnel below central Malmö will be in operation. Previously all trains from the Malmö area bound for Copenhagen have been terminating at Malmö Central Station and then go around the city in a circle before going on the Öresund Bridge. With the City Tunnel, Malmö Central Station is transformed from a terminus into a transit station. Two new stations have been built-- Triangeln and Hyllie.






Pictures of the new stations by Malmö forumer -nixon-:


Malmö C

Först ut Centralen...




















Uppgång mot Bagers plats.....

























..den nybyggda "glashuset" ovan jord....





Triangeln


Triangeln är helt klart min favorit av dom tre stationerna.







































































































...och en fin liten säng för trötta resenärer från Hotell Hilton, som nu kan skryta med en "egen " citytunnel station...






Hyllie

 

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Wow, impressive pictures. Looks like a great system.

What we can do is combine the Malmo Copenahegen threads together, since both of these regions are really connected with one another. It will be more of a general public transport thread, rather than just a metro thread.
 

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Wow, impressive pictures. Looks like a great system.

What we can do is combine the Malmo Copenahegen threads together, since both of these regions are really connected with one another. It will be more of a general public transport thread, rather than just a metro thread.
Bit unfair to lump two cities in different countries into the same thread really... Especially with the plans for light rail in Malmo as well that might be coming to fruition. Should be able to see plenty of unique Malmo updates here hopefully rather than have the useful Malmo stuff lost in the far more numerous Copenhagen updates.
 

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Right. The whole Citytunnel project isn't actually finished as they have yet to expand the stretch between Malmö and Lund, the busiest line in Sweden, to four tracks in order for the City Tunnel to reach is full potential.

Furthermore an S-Bahn style ring-line is being constructed and is set to be in operation at the end of next year. It will use the City Tunnel tracks as well as the old Continental Line on which trains will run in a circle with stations at Malmö C, Östervärn, Rosengård, Fosie (later on), Malmö South/Svågertorp, Hyllie, Triangeln (and back at Malmö C). Future lightrail lines will the connect at the ring-line stations.
 

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My contribution to Citytunneln:

Station Triangeln South:


Triangeln’s citytunnel station has 2 entrances. This is the south entrance.












The artwork by Gunilla Klingberg called “Vardags Livets Mönster”. Strange spelling...


More art in Citytunneln; “Halo”, also by Gunill Klingberg, who also made “Alla i en i alla” below.


In my opinion Triangeln is the coolest of the stations with its 2 futuristic buildings. Some people compared the architecture to Dubai. They are a bit small on the outside (that disappointed me during the construction phase), but it is big underground.




Note the light rectangles that are constantly moving on the wall, adding a futuristic Star Wars feeling to the already futuristic architecture. It is called Spårsken.


The train is coming. The brand new modern “pågatåg” (Guys train in English).
“Pågatågen” are the regional trains of Skåne, all violet.




The first city tunnel trip. This is how the new “pågatåg” looks inside.

Next station: Malmö Central!

The central station (“Centralen”), the largest city tunnel station:

The main train station of Malmö has been completely reconstructed to be able to host the city tunnel and all its new passengers.


The Centralen station has TV displays, here showing Asian landscapes.


Glashallen, the new glass annex where you arrive when taking the escalator or elevator up.


The exterior of Glashallen, taken on another occasion.




A dance performance inside Glashallen.


The station building has been partly rebuilt and modernized inside.


The old part of the station building.


The new entrance of Malmö Centralstation.


The old entrance.


At the central station, we discovered that a lot of theatre people were hired to act and dress like “weird” people, old time people and weird beings. 


Back on the train again. Next: Hyllie!
 

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Station Hyllie:


Hyllievång is the new district, taking place in the southwestern outskirts of Malmö, very close to the Öresund bridge. Some significant projects:


Hyllie Vattentorn, a futuristic water tower from 1973, used to be the landmark.

The new large Malmö Arena was completed in 2009 here.

Two 200m+ skyscrapers have been proposed here, but have been replaced by the 30-storey curvy highrise Point Hyllie, that will be Malmö’s 2nd tallest building after Turning Torso.

Emporia, that will become Scandinavia’s largest and most architecturally outstanding shopping mall is under construction here. It will have 220 stores!

A new hotel is proposed and approved, that will have a very different design.

A lot of new apartment buildings will be constructed.

A botanical garden is planned.

An alley is planned.

Svågertorp is located nearby, this station will soon be closed. The world’s 2nd largest IKEA has been built here as well as large home imporevement stores like Bauhaus, and many other kinds of large stores.


Hyllie station with the artwork “Minuten” above.






Emporia. Will be Scandinavias’s largest shopping mall with 220 stores.




The new square is taking place. Malmö Arena, Hyllie Vattentorn and Point Hyllie (will have 30 floors) are all futuristic buildings in the area.
A birch wood is planned on the square.


Malmö Arena was inaugurated in 2009. Concerts and sports events are taking place.


Artist making snow sculptures.


Point Hyllie, the lower section. The taller one will have 27 floors and be 95 m tall, second tallest after Turning Torso.


The nearby 60s commie block district Holma is a big contrast to the modern Hyllievång. (I thought it needed an effect).




Artists making sculptures.




The new parking garage with the logo of Malmö.


Inside Malmö Arena larges gingerbread houses were built. We also got free Christmas food, coffee and gingerbreads.


There was an exhibition about the area inside Malmö Arena. This is a model of future Hyllievång.






A temporary skating rink in Malmö Arena.


Malmö Arena.


Outside Malmö Arena.








Nice lights at the Hyllie Square.




The water tower, also called “the ufo” is light red around Christmas (otherwise blue).



The artwork with the roof above Hyllie Station is called “Minuten” and was designed by Kristina Matousch.

Time to take a ride back to Triangeln and then home.

Triangeln – North Station:


An artwork called “Lotus” in the north entrance.




A misspelling “Vardagslivets” is one word, not two! (Patterns of every day life)


Going out from Triangeln’s north entrance.






Some of the actors, playing strange creatures.


The Hilton hotel and Triangeln shopping mall was built in the late 80s. An extension of the mall as well as a new residential highrise.


A really impressive machine (with some kind of drill?).


The architecture of the north entrance. Much is planned for the area. Lightrail trams will probably drive here in the future, if everything goes according to plans.


Old buildings like the St Johannes Church are in the surroundings.
 

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Now to the inauguration the day before (the tunnel itself is more important after all):

Citytunneln was officially inaugurated on Saturday 4th 2010. The king of Sweden clipped the band and a lot of wellknown artists performed.








New buildings near the train station.






The gable of the old central station building.


Glashallen.




Posthuset.




The scene was supposed to remind of a train tunnel from the front.
Among others Ola Salo covered Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”. But most of the artists were too mainstream for my taste.


I suppose all this slush was not expected at the entrance of the train station.

Malmö has lately been famous for crime, unemployment and other sad events. But it is also a city that is really booming, the city has now close to 300 000 inhabitants and more construction projects then any other city in Sweden.
 

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A bit off topic, but I just had to raise the issue of the sign saying "Vardags Livets Mönster". I'm pretty sure it's meant to be spelled that way, which is not uncommon in poetry (this being a piece of art after all). The reason for this would be to make you pay more attention to the words. It also gives you the option of omitting one of the first two words making it read as "Livets Mönster" or "Vardagsmönster".

Then again, I could be wrong.
 

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Nightsky//

A bit off topic, but I just had to raise the issue of the sign saying "Vardags Livets Mönster". I'm pretty sure it's meant to be spelled that way, which is not uncommon in poetry (this being a piece of art after all). The reason for this would be to make you pay more attention to the words. It also gives you the option of omitting one of the first two words making it read as "Livets Mönster" or "Vardagsmönster".

Then again, I could be wrong.
I was thinking that too, it was probably spelt that way on purpose.
 

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I took some new photos from Citytunneln some days ago:

Station Triangeln:











Station Centralen:







Now when Citytunneln is officially operating as a train tunnel, I must say the traffic hasn’t get along well. The heavy amounts of snow have caused many troubles to the train traffic: almost all trains in Sweden were cancelled the day before Christmas Eve, forcing people to celebrate Christmas alone and there have been many problems with the city tunnel itself because it is so new. The day I took the last photos almost half of the trains were cancelled!
 

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Thank you for posting the pictures. There are alot of nice ones. I would suggest though, that next time you pick out maybe 10 of the best next time. I have a fast Internet connections, but those who don't probably pulled their hair out with frustration
 

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These stations are really outsanding. I especially like the 2 underground ones, they look really spacious and the design and the materials are top notch. The exit structure of Triangeln station has a Canary Wharf feeling.
 
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